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29 Feb
John Waters: The Pope of Trash
Retrospectives John Waters: The Pope of Trash

We're puking with excitement to present all 12 gloriously grotesque feature films by Baltimore's own priest of pure filth and barometer of good bad taste: John Waters!

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Cult Classics
Retrospectives Cult Classics

Our Cult Classics calendar revisits silver screen masterpieces from the early 20th century through to now.

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15 Feb
Europa! Europa
Film Festivals Europa! Europa

Lido Cinemas Hawthorn and Classic Cinemas Elsternwick are the proud home of Europa! Europa Film Festival, a new celebration of European cinema from February 15 — March 11, 2024.

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24 Feb
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2024
Special Events Oscar Nominated Short Films 2024

We're thrilled to be screening this year's Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts here at the Home of the Oscars.

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01 Mar
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening
Special Events The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening

We would like, if we may, to take you one a strange journey. Dress for a trip to Transylvania with our fabulous interactive screenings, running on the first Friday of every second month. Includes sparkling on arrival. Hosted by fabulous drag queen, Jinkies.

TIME WARP
02 Mar
Classic Matinees
Retrospectives Classic Matinees

They had style, they had grace. Special matinee screenings of the greatest and most glamourous pictures from Hollywood and beyond. Don't just stand there, let's get to it!

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03 Mar
Make It Musical
Retrospectives Make It Musical

We’re making a song-and-dance of the movie musical, with another year-long celebration of the best and boldest films the genre has to offer.

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06 Mar
Comedy at Classic
Live Performance Comedy at Classic

Comedy at Classic returns! Our Wednesday night comedy features some of Melbourne's best comedians. DOORS 7:30PM. COMEDY 8PM. $10.

LMAO
06 Mar
The Big Lebowski – Day of the Dude Screening
Special Events The Big Lebowski – Day of the Dude Screening

The Big Lebowski (1998) isn’t just a film, it’s a way of life. The anniversary of the film’s release, March 6, has come to be a sacred day of “Dudeism”, a religion inspired by the Dude’s abiding lifestyle.

THE DUDE ABIDES
07 Mar
NT LIVE: Vanya – Special Event Preview
Advance Screenings NT LIVE: Vanya – Special Event Preview

We're excited to host a special event preview with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers) brings all the characters to life in Simon Stephens’ radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

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08 Mar
Love Lies Bleeding – Film & Frothies Preview
Advance Screenings Love Lies Bleeding – Film & Frothies Preview

Enjoy a complimentary KAIJU! Beer at our Film & Frothies preview screening of LOVE LIES BLEEDING direct from the Sundance Film Festival and starring Kristen Stewart, Ed Harris and Katy M. O'Brian.

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14 Mar
Waitress: The Musical
Special Events Waitress: The Musical

We're screening WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave).

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17 Mar
Wicked Little Letters – Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings Wicked Little Letters – Pinot Preview

We're excited to present a pinot preview of WICKED LITTLE LETTERS starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley with a complimentary glass of Sticks Pinot Noir or Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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24 Mar
Perfect Days – Members Preview
Members Screening Perfect Days – Members Preview

PERFECT DAYS the new film from Wim Wenders, director of Wings of Desire (1987) and Paris, Texas (1984) about Hirayama (Koji Yakusho) a toilet cleaner in Tokyo.

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27 Mar
Robot Dreams – Special Preview Screening
Advance Screenings Robot Dreams – Special Preview Screening

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year's upcoming Academy Awards, ROBOT DREAMS tells the adventures and misfortunes of Dog and Robot in NYC during the '80s, see it early at our special preview screening.

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29 Mar
Classic Comedy Club — MICF Showcase
Showcase Classic Comedy Club — MICF Showcase

Classic Comedy Club brings you a killer cast of the top picks from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival direct to the Classic.

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31 Mar
Origin – Members Preview Screening
Members Screening Origin – Members Preview Screening

ORIGIN chronicles the tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson portrayed by Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (King Richard).

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06 Apr
Potter Party – All Night Harry Potter Marathon
Retrospectives Potter Party – All Night Harry Potter Marathon

Rediscover the magic of the Wizarding World with our marathon screening of the entire Harry Potter series. Running from 11am Saturday 6 April to 9am Sunday 7 April.

EXPELLIARMUS
09 Apr
Jeremy Moses: 157 Hours of Bad Slam Poetry
Southside Jeremy Moses: 157 Hours of Bad Slam Poetry

**ACTUAL RUNTIME: 60 MINUTES** Comedic tales of disability, young grief, and the lockdown-fuelled poetic obsession that partially swept Australia.

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17 Apr
Challengers – Grand Slam Preview
Advance Screenings Challengers – Grand Slam Preview

We're making a racquet for Luca Guadagnino's steamy tennis drama Challengers by throwing a Grand Slam Preview. We'll be serving complimentary gin & tonics on arrival.

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18 Apr
Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective
Kubrick Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective

Celebrating the monolithic genius of Stanley Kubrick, 25 years after his death, with a complete retrospective of his films.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
21 Apr
Golda – Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings Golda – Pinot Preview

We're hosting a pinot preview screening of the highly anticipated biographical thriller, starring Helen Mirren as Golda Meir during the tense negotiations of the Yom Kippur War with a complimentary glass of Sticks Pinot Noir or Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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28 Apr
The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview

Pair a glass of pinot with THE TASTE OF THINGS, France’s submission for Best International Feature at the Academy Award, at our Pinot Preview screening, which includes with a complimentary glass of Sticks Pinot Noir or Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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23 May
Melbourne Design Week Film Festival
Film Festivals Melbourne Design Week Film Festival

This specially curated program explores people, culture, the built environment and the way people operate in it.

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28 Jul
The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions
Special Events The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf

And my axe
Classic Rooftop
Special Events Classic Rooftop

Fresh air, fresh films. Enjoy the best films from the first day of their release outside in the open air at Classic Rooftop.

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Limited Edition Classic Tote Bags for Sale
Promotions Limited Edition Classic Tote Bags for Sale

Our new limited edition tote is a must-have accessory for any serious cinephile.

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National Theatre Live
Art & Theatre National Theatre Live

The best of British theatre on our cinema screens.

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Home of the Oscars
Special Events Home of the Oscars

It's our favourite season: awards! The 2024 Oscar nominations have been announced, and we're proud to be screening so many of the amazing films that have been recognised, with more to be released in the coming weeks.

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Met Opera
Art & Theatre Met Opera

Presenting a selection of the best live theatre performances from The Metropolitan Opera on the big screen.

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Open Caption Sessions
OCAPTIONS Open Caption Sessions

Weekly open caption sessions for anyone who needs it.

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JIFF
Film Festivals JIFF

JIFF brings the best of Jewish-themed films to cinemas across Australia.

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BYO Baby at Classic
Promotions BYO Baby at Classic

Crying, kicking, screaming is welcome, and that goes for the babies as well. 

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Classic Southside
Live Performance Classic Southside

Jazz, comedy and talks are back at Classic Southside.

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Art and Theatre on Screen
Art & Theatre Art and Theatre on Screen

Presenting fine art and theatre on The Big Screen. 

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Children's International Film Festival
Film Festivals Children's International Film Festival

Bring the family to the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF), a festival of the best new kid's films from across the world.

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